Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling

ISSN: 1873-9601 (Print) 1873-961X (Online)


The Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling provides a forum for fundamental and translational research.  In particular, it publishes papers discussing intercellular and intracellular signaling pathways that are particularly important to understand how cells interact with each other and with the surrounding environment, and how cellular behavior contributes to pathological states. JCCS encourages the submission of research manuscripts, timely reviews  and short commentaries discussing recent publications, key developments and controversies. 

Research manuscripts can be published under two different sections:

In the Pathology and Translational Research Section (Section Editor Andrew Leask) , manuscripts report original research dealing with celllular aspects of normal and pathological signaling and communication, with a particular interest in translational research.

In the Molecular Signaling Section (Section Editor Satoshi Kubota) manuscripts report original signaling research performed at molecular levels with a particular interest in the functions of intracellular and membrane components involved in cell signaling.

The Review Section (Section Editor David Brigstock) is a venue for publication of  review articles that summarize recent advances and discoveries, identify gaps and debates, and outline future directions in all aspects of cell signaling and communication. The Journal is particularly interested in focused and authoratative  mini-reviews that will allow the reader to gain a rapid understanding of the material presented.  Mini-reviews should not exceed 5000 words, excluding the abstract and bibliography. No more than 80 references should be cited.  Inclusion of figures to help summarize the major concepts is encouraged.  Authors are requested to contact the Section Editor with a proposed outline of their article before submission so that its suitability for publication in the journal can be assessed.

An original research manuscript reporting findings of wide interest to the scientific community may be submitted as a Letter to the Editor. Letters typically do not exceed 2-4 pages and report early but groundbreaking studies that deserve accelerated processing. The letters undergo strict peer review. Number of figures and or tables is limited to 3. The text is not to exceed 2000 words, and reference kept to a minimum. Preliminary review process is conducted under the responsibility of the Editor in Chief (Bernard Perbal). Manuscripts that do not comply with the Letter format requirements are transferred to regular section editors.

The Bits & Bytes section of the Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling (Section Editors Andrew Leask and Hermand Yeger) provides a forum for the rapid distribution of short commentaries on recent publications and news that are of interest to the scientific community. These commentaries also appear on the Web site of the International CCN Society (http as soon as they are accepted.

The last Bits & Bytes and Nuts & Bolts that have recently been published are:

Bits & Bytes

‘CCN1 is a novel target to reduce the metastasis of melanoma’ by James Hutchenreuther

'CCN6: a novel method of aTAKing cancer' by Andrew Leask

'Flaws in the Peer-Review process: a critical look at a recent paper studying the role of CCN3 in renal cell carcinoma' by Bernard Perbal

Nuts & Bolts

‘A network map of BDNF/TRKB and BDNF/p75NTR signaling system’ by Varot K. Sandhya, Rajesh Raju, Renu Verma, Jayshree Advani, Rakesh Sharma, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Vishalakshi Nanjappa, Jayasuryan Narayana, B. L. Somani, Kanchan K. Mukherjee, Akhilesh Pandey, Rita Christopher and T. S. Keshava Prasad

‘An integrated map of corticotropin-releasing hormone signaling pathway’ by Tejaswini Subbannayya, Lavanya Balakrishnan, Granthali Sudarshan, Jayshree Advani, Santosh Kumar, Riaz Mahmood, Bipin Nair, Ravi Sirdeshmukh, Kanchan K. Mukherjee, Sudhir N. Umathe, Rajesh Raju and T. S. Keshava Prasad

‘Signaling network of Oncostatin M pathway’ by Gourav Dey, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Nazia Syed, Joji Kurian Thomas, Arpitha Nadig, Kotteazeth Srikumar, Premendu Prakash Mathur, Akhilesh Pandey, Sze-Kwan Lin, Rajesh Raju and T. S. Keshava Prasad

About the Editors:

Bernard Perbal :

Andrew Leask :

Satoshi Kubota :

David Brigstock :

General Details on the Submission and Publication Procedures:

- No Page Charges
- No Fees for Online and Print Color Images
- Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) – USD 3000,- / Euro 2200,-

  • 8 Volumes
  • 28 Issues
  • 277 Articles
  • 86 Open Access
  • 2007 - 2014 Available between